“We are not in Kansas anymore!” That is a phrase usually used to describe a situation that is totally different than anything we would imagine it should be. If Adam and Eve were to exist during the days of the anti-Christ, I could envision them looking around and saying, “We’re not in Kansas anymore!” Without question, the spirit of the anti-Christ is in this world in a very prominent way. When the spirit and soul of the human being is separated from the Spirit of the Living God, then the Grace and Mercy of God is separated from us as well. The knowledge and information flowing from the modern god of this technological age is building a wall against the spirit & soul and rebels against the Spirit of God. From the Spirit of God come such qualities as love, kindness, goodwill, peace, meekness, gentleness, faithfulness, joy, goodness, patience, self-control, and perseverance! These qualities exist towards the sinner for one purpose; to bring reconciliation to the Living God according to what Christ has done for us on the Cross.
The anti-Christ will bring days upon Earth that are far more extreme than any of Satan’s diabolic schemes in the past. Those days will be worse than Hitler’s Holocaust and far worse than any genocide that has ever been witnessed! Even today, Monday, October 15, 2018 everyone knows that our world has changed, drastically changed, and changes that are a 180 degree turn from faith in a Living God, totally contrary to the Message of the Cross, and absolutely full of blaspheme towards the Holy Ghost! The Holy Ghost tells us, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
When God “hisses” it means to “whistle” for something or someone to come. God hisses for the fly and the bee to come from other parts of the world. They come in the form of the massive swarms of illegal immigrants and terrorists cells that are in the United States waiting to perform a major assault on America. They hide in some unattractive places in our society. The fact is, migration and terrorists cells are in countries around the world, not just the United States. The world is becoming more and more desolate of the Spirit of Truth, Life, and Light that comes from the Spirit of God. That makes it easy for swarms of illegal immigrant flies and the terrorist bee to hide in a place of spiritual death, where truth is discouraged and light is shunned. The remission of sin is ridiculed at the same time that the behavior arising from the nature of sin is enflamed. The Fruit of the Holy Ghost is blasphemed giving rise to hate, conflict, despair, and fatal attitudes. The Living God hisses for the fly and the bee…and they swarm into the country! The anti-Christ progresses with his global agenda as the One who restrains evil will no longer restrain! BUT, you are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Spiritually, Satan will have people’s soul, spirit, and mind in the shape of briars and thorns. The people’s heart will not be in a condition to receive the milk of what Christ Jesus has done for us on the Cross. Within their emotions and thoughts they are hostile and hurtful towards the ways of the Living God, the Message of the Cross of Christ, and the Fruit of the Holy Ghost! The world at this time is a place fearful place full of conflict, chaos, aggravation, and intolerance at the very same time the anti-Christ proclaims peace, tolerance, and global unity. Like Adam and Eve might have remembered the Garden of Eden in such times, some will marvel at the absence of the “good ole days.” BUT, there will be some living according to what Christ has done for them during these days of spiritual hardship. Just like in the Book of Revelation, there will be a remnant of 144,000 who are faithful to the Living God during the Great Tribulation. Like people in deep poverty, they will live only by eating butter and honey, but within their spirit they will possess the meek and gentle Spirit of peace that comes by abiding in Christ Jesus. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
There is only one remedy for a heart full of briars and thorns, and that is the Spirit of Christ! The heart full of internal hurt and external conflict leads to a turbulent world, but the heart full of the peace, meekness, and gentleness of the Living God makes us fit for a Home in the Kingdom of God. We are set apart from the chaotic and hurtful ways of this world when we accept what Christ Jesus has done for us on the Cross. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. The Holy Ghost feeds us with the spiritual qualities of butter and honey even within a world full of briars and thorns. Christ Jesus remits the sin that is enlivened by a heart full of briars and thorns. All of the hurt we feel inside, and all the hurt we might impose on others is made inactive, put into dormancy, and is incapable of doing anything through us. Satan and the anti-Christ are defeated because it is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me.
“The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father’s house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes. In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land. And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns. With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns. And on all hills that shall be dug with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.”
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4